Injured At Work? How Can a Lawyer Help Me?
When an employee is injured at work, he or she is entitled to Workers Compensation Benefits. But did you know that an injured worker may also sue a third party that is responsible for the worker’s injury, even though he receives Workers Compensation? The Law Office of Doner & Castro recently participated in the largest construction accident litigation settlement in the history of New Jersey. Henry L. Doner, Esquire, represented two claimants who were injured when the Tropicana garage collapsed in Atlantic City, on October 30, 2003. Each of the claimants was entitled to Workers Compensation Benefits. However, since the cause of the collapse was not due to their negligence, they were entitled to bring claims against the other parties involved in the construction project, who may have been at fault for the collapse. Ultimately, the workers received awards for both Workers Compensation, and for Personal Injury.
The Tropicana garage collapse litigation was settled for $101,000,000.00. The settlement consisted of money for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and permanent injuries. Some of the claimants were the surviving family members of workers who died in the accident. The Law Offices of Doner & Castro were one of the few Southern New Jersey Law Firms to participate in the litigation on behalf of claimants. Henry L. Doner, Esquire, handled both workers compensation and third party negligence claims for the firm’s clients. His knowledge of the interplay between the two types of claims was important during the settlement process, and was relied upon by the participating attorneys.
If you get hurt on the job, shouldn’t you know what your rights and entitlements are? Wouldn’t you want to know if your claim has greater value than just workers compensation? Even if your claim is just for workers compensation, shouldn’t you know how much money you may be entitled to? Call the Law Offices of Doner and Castro for your free consultation.